School helping pupils in Africa
A SCHOOL in The Gambia which has been kept alive by the efforts of an artist from East Farndon has been helped to keep going by a school in Great Glen.
Sharon Jervis, of Marston Lane, who fundraises for the school in The Gambia through the Gambian Children’s Fund has been supporting it since 2005.
Last week, Sharon had made up the shortage of cash herself in order to pay teachers at the school. Later that day she had a phone call from Fred Clayton of Leicester Grammar.
Miss Jervis told him that they had run out of funding and Mr Clayton said that a cheque was in the post for £2,500.
She said: “I have to say that made me cry, it was totally unexpected and such welcome news.”
The school has 400 children and all money raised by the Gambian Children’s Fund goes directly into running the school.There are no overheads that have to be met.
Miss Jervis is now appealing to people to help the charity by pledging £5 a month.
If just 60 people were to do this there would be enough money to fund the school.
For more information about the charity, or to find out how to donate, visit http://gambianchildrensfund.com.
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